dory

play
noun do·ry \ˈdȯr-ē\

Definition of dory

plural

dories

  1. :  a flat-bottomed boat with high flaring sides, sharp bow, and deep V-shaped transom

Recent Examples of dory from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'dory'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of dory

Miskito dóri dugout


DORY Defined for English Language Learners

dory

play
noun

Definition of dory for English Language Learners

  • : a boat that has a flat bottom and high sides and that is used especially for fishing


DORY Defined for Kids

dory

play
noun do·ry \ˈdȯr-ē\

Definition of dory for Students

plural

dories

  1. :  a boat with a flat bottom, high sides that flare out, and a sharp bow



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to bring about or cause (something)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!